Obituary for Helen Ropitzky
WATERFORD Helen Molesky Ropitzky, 97, of Waterford passed away peacefully at Eddy Village Green, Cohoes on March 14, 2017. Born at home on the family farm in 1919, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Molesky of Easton.
Helen attended grade school at District #2, later attended Cohoes High School (Class of 1938) and the Albany Training School for Practical Nurses where she received her LPN degree. She held several jobs including positions at Emma Willard, Berk-Rays and the old Leonard Hospital on several floors, including pediatrics. She most enjoyed her private duty positions after her hospital work and worked with each patient for extended periods of time.
She was married to her husband Joseph, for over 60 years. He passed away in 2007.
She is survived by her daughter Sandy, currently living in Connecticut. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews; Paul and Marie Kopcha of California, Rich and Maxine Wagner of Clermont, Georgia, Teresa and Mike Mruz of Huntsville, Alabama and Ed and Hugyen Wilson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She has many great great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Mary Molesky Kopcha of Halfmoon, Anne Molesky Wagner of Long Island, Tessie Wilson of Pennsylvania, Irene Molesky of Waterford and Kay Molesky Meighan of Florida.
Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family and interment will be in St. Peter and St. Paul Cemetery, Waterford. There will be no calling hours. Condolences may also be sent via the Brendese Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Helen and Joe’s name in care of the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St., Waterford, NY 12188
Thank you to the staff and management of House #7 of Eddy Village Green in Cohoes where she had lived for the past several years. Special thank you to her recent private caregivers and friends, Elaine (deceased), Audrey, Sue, Donna, Jackie and Catelyn.
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